IRGC Official: US Unable to Harness Regional Uprisings

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Wed, 04/27/2011 - 18:44

IRGC Official: US Unable to Harness Regional Uprisings

TEHRAN,April 27 (FNA)- The US and other western powers are overwhelmed by the huge developments taking place in the region and feel completely helpless with the current popular uprisings in the regional states, said an IRGC official.
Ali Saeedi, representative of the Iranian Supreme Leader to the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), told FNA on Wednesday that a single look into the nature of the current uprisings, the way they initiated and continued, their context, structure and extent reveals the self-driven nature of these events.

"Of course, Americans are trying to manage these incidents but they have failed to do so," Saeedi stated.

As regards the root causes of the US failure in harnessing the ongoing events, he noted, "Given the quagmire that the US is facing in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as the anti-war protests in the US and public opposition and discontent with the status quo, there is no room for them (Americans) to open a new front."

"They will not have the power to harness the uprisings," he reiterated.

In recent months, a wave of revolutions and anti-government uprisings has been sweeping the Arab world.

In January, a revolution in Tunisia ended the 23-year ruling of former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

In February, another Arab revolution led to the ouster of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak after three decades of his authoritarian rule.

Other revolutions are erupting in Libya, Yemen and Bahrain, while other anti-government unrests have swept Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Oman, Kuwait and Algeria.